JF&CS - Your Tools for Living

19April

Passover – Renewal, or Making the Old New Again

Passover – Renewal, or Making the Old New Again

Passover begins when I open the Pesach closet and see the dishes, pots and pans, appliances and utensils. This odd, mismatched assortment belonged to my mother-in-law, who used them through the years. Pulling them out of the closet, I can still see my in-laws conducting their sedarim, and hear their voices. The dishes show signs of aging and use: cracks, chips, worn finishes, loose handles etc. And yet, they are new to me every year. 

Written by Rabbi Judith Beiner, Posted in JF&CS - Your Tools for Living

18December

AWESOME

AWESOME

After Rosh Hashana this past year, I resolved to start jogging. Not a life-altering change, just an addition to my stale years-old swimming routine. I needed a new exercise to inject some energy into my body and my days. I had a big hurdle to overcome: I am not a runner. I am scared of running. I am afraid that I will be left gasping for air, my chest throbbing in pain, and even worse, that I will fall (because I am a clutz).

I got some advice as to how to start. I ran on my treadmill for two months, until one day I took myself outside. Something amazing happened. I jogged three miles, without stopping. I wasn’t gasping for air, I felt no pain, and I didn’t fall. It wasn’t that difficult.  

Written by Rabbi Judith Beiner, Posted in JF&CS - Your Tools for Living

12November

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

From time to time, I receive a handwritten thank you note. I always appreciate the thought and effort that went into the personalized message.

In the book, Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a lifetime, author Scott Simon shares how his mother was renowned for such gestures. “My mother wrote notes to give thanks to people. But she also wrote notes to remind herself of how people dotted her life with acts of grace, skill and kindness. I’ve heard from many people who’ve said they’ll always treasure a note that my mother wrote them.”

Written by Rabbi Judith Beiner, Posted in JF&CS - Your Tools for Living

15October

10 Reasons You May Need JF&CS

10 Reasons You May Need JF&CS

JF&CS provides support to the entire community through programs and services that can help families in every stage of their lives.

Here are Ten Reasons you might want to tell your friend or family member to contact JF&CS.

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17June

How You Can Help Change People's Lives

How You Can Help Change People's Lives

What if you could help someone with a developmental disability learn the skills to hold a job or bring companionship to an older adult who spends most of her day alone? What if you could help a young adult overcome addiction or help restore confidence to a child being bullied at school? And what if you could help someone out of work for a year find employment?

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